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ALAN PARKER PASSES

By John H. Foote Academy Award nominated Best Director Alan Parker has passed at the age of 76. The talented Brit first came to the attention of North American audiences directing Bugsy Malone (1976) but it was his explosive film Midnight Express (1978) that truly brought him to the attention of North American film audiences…

COMEDY MASTER CARL REINER DIES

By Alan Hurst He was the man Sid Caesar once called the best straight man in comedy. He was also the creative brain responsible for one of the best comedies in television history; he discovered Mary Tyler Moore; and he was singularly responsible for Steve Martin’s early success on film. Carl Reiner died Monday evening…

JOEL SCHUMACHER DIES

By John H. Foote Director Joel Schumacher often blamed for the demise of the Tim Burton started Batman franchise died of cancer yesterday. The lanky, friendly filmmaker was always smiling and an excellent interview, willing to field the tough questions. I first interviewed Schumacher for his brilliant independent film Tigerland (2000) which introduced Colin Farrell…